Sandy Clift is a retired elementary school teacher. Her residence and studio are in Fulton, New York, where she taught for thirty-one years. After she retired in 2000, she became a full-time artist and started showing her work nationally.
Artist Statement: My work is the result of mixing various media. I am interested in creating unique surfaces using tissue paper, packaging paper, matte medium, glue, pastels, Caran d’Ache, watercolors, acrylics, etc. My intent is to marry the more intuitive and emotive surface with a technically detailed drawing. I create a drawing and a surface and then begin the task of melding these two elements to create the finished piece. At times the surface is the instrument of inspiration; at other times it is the image itself.